The Grumman FM-2 Wildcat is one of the most widely loved warbirds produced during the second world war, the staggering toughness of the plane saw it survive merciless attack at the hands of the faster and more manoeuvrable Japanese A6M Zero.
The F-82 Twin Mustang has a fascinating history, most notably the model was responsible for the first 3 North Korean aircraft to be shot down at the beginning of the Korean War.
The remarkable looking McDonnell XF-85 Goblin was developed as a “Parasite-Fighter” and was designed to be carried and deployed from the bomb-bay of USAF heavy bombers to do battle with intercepting fighter jets.
The Lun Class Ekranoplan is one of those vehicles that seems to large for life, almost like a James Bond villain’s mobile lair.
The SR-71 Blackbird is a marvel. I had hoped when I was a child that by the year 2012 we’d have the technology that would allow each man to have his own Blackbird parked next to the family station wagon.
This great shot of Steve McQueen on the British set of 1962′s The War Lover, it’s the story of a daring WWII bomber pilot with a death wish.
The Hawker Hurricane never quite achieved the notoriety of the Spitfire, this may be a bit of an historical oversight though when you look back at the actual statistics of the Second World War.
In some respects, Amy Johnson was the British version of Amelia Earhart. Although she never achieved the same fame both of the women were pioneers in flight, both set multiple world records and both died young in tragic, water related accidents.
In many respects, Amelia Earhart is the very embodiment of a modern, 20th century woman.
Hot Air Ballooning as a hobby is one of those activities I’ve never really considered. It seems like a lot of fun and I’m assuming that champagne is drunk each time you’re aloft, there doesn’t seem to be much else to do once airborne except pull the “make fire” toggle.
The De Havilland dh.89 Dragon Rapide Biplane is one of the most captivating of the pre-war commercial airliners, the aircraft is widely considered to be the best commercial aircraft..
Waco Aircraft are one of those companies that just keeps on, keeping on. Originally founded in 1919 the company built some of the most infamous biplanes the world has ever seen before going into receivership in 1947 due to war time orders drying up. In 1983 the company was resurrected and the new team set…